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Old 06-20-2012, 11:54 PM   #15
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If you really did the math then you probably wouldn't own an RV!
X2 on this one. I've told many people, "if I were concerned about the MPG and/or the price of fuel, I would have never bought a MH". With that said, we always thought about the issue of not having transportation when we "got where we were going" and that kept us from trading the 5'er and the pick-up for a class A. Long story short, the 5'er is gone and we happlily hitch our toad any time we figure we will need "transportation" when we get where we are going.
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Old 06-21-2012, 12:05 AM   #16
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We are far from retirement but decided to tow 4 down anyway. The one exception is our trip to Yellowstone where we will rent instead. We see that we use the RV more often with a car readily available because there are a lot of rainy weekends where we live and the freedom makes it more enjoyable and gives more options when the kids get stir crazy in bad weather.
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One thing that hasn't been mentioned is the smaller more nimble motor home than can eliminate the need for a rental or a toad.
Our last RV was a Navion Sprinter based class C. The thing got MPG equal to or better than many cars and trucks. I could take it nearly everywhere. At barely 24 ft. It could be parked in a regular parking space. It had enough power to pull a small toad and often did, but there were times I elected to leave the dingy home and just use the MH for sight seeing.
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I just like the feeling of knowing I have extra transportation behind me in case I needed it for emergecies or beer!!!
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If you need beer, IT IS AN EMERGENCY!

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It depends upon your lifestyle. If you go to a location and just sit there the whole time then maybe having a car isn't that important but it is a major pain to me to have to pack up the RV, pull in the slides, unhook the utilities, etc. just to go get some groceries or have a meal out. I seem to take the car out about 5 days out of 7. I go to the grocery store, to a Red Box, to a hardware store for a minor repair (three times in one day!), go to the Post Office, go geocaching, go to the local National Bird Refuge, go kayaking and on and on. This is all so much easier with a car than having to move the RV.
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Last month we went to the National BOA Rally in Sevierville, TN. We decided that instead of towing our Dakota this time we would rent a car. First time we have ever done this. It will also be the last. By the time we got through paying all of the charges that you get hit with the bill for the car was nearly $300.00 I don't think I would have used that much extra diesel, even with the cost of diesel these days.

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If you really did the math then you probably wouldn't own an RV!
Yeah , dont forget the RV payment either. We use the length of stay method. If we go to an event and staying 2 weeks or less, we rent. If we have a reason to take the toad, we do. The longer the trip, the more likely we will take the toad.
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